Nursery School Newsletter 17


Dear Parents

This week’s Nursery School highlights:

  • Snack/Cooking – This week the children have been busy making ‘3 Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Cookies’ with Jenny. Here is the recipe if you would like to have a look. Not every child chooses to do cooking, but we do encourage all children to have a go.
  • Outside – Outside the children have been having a great time with Marlena, creating a range of obstacle courses. They have also been practising their fundamental skills such as throwing, catching and aiming.
  • Inside – Inside we have had snake school going on, where the children have enjoyed learning some facts about different types of snakes. The children have also been using the snakes in their play, where they have been on many small world adventures and made up snake stories. Some children have even made their own snakes with Jenny, where they stuffed an old sock or leg of a tight and then helped to sew on some eyes.
  • We touched on Chinese and Lunar New Year celebrations at the beginning of the week. We watched some clips on CBeebies, here is the link if your child missed out or you would like to rewatch it with them.

Our core book Oh no George – We have enjoyed reading and revisiting this book, it is all about a George, a pet dog who promises to be good when his owner is out. George tries hard to be well-behaved but there is chocolate cake and a cat to chase amongst many other temptations. If you would like to read this to your child here is a link.

Phonics – This week’s sound is ‘f’. Here is a link to the song. We have also been recapping on other sounds we have learnt so far as well as looking at instrumental sounds. We have been using instruments both to adjust the sound and when playing a game of Grandmother’s Footsteps.

Maths – Our maths focus for this week has been linked to measure. We have been talking with the children at group times and in their everyday ways about comparing size, length, weight and capacity.

Our poem this week has been:

Let’s put on Our Mittens

Let’s put on our mittens,

and button up our coats.

Wrap our scarves snuggly around our throats.

Pull on our shoes and fasten the straps.

And tie on tightly our warm woollen hats.

Open the door, and out we go.

Out, into the soft and feathery snow.

Crunch, crunch, crunch.

This week’s song has been ‘Down in the Jungle’, the children have had some fun singing along and doing the actions. See if your child can remember how the great big elephant, the huge loud lion, the slippery snake and the long green crocodile wash their clothes down in the jungle.

To help with clear communication here are a few reminders (helpful information):

  • Forest School – Next week we need to swap Forest School days around for group B, so Forest School will be on Wednesday instead of Friday. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. The following week Forest School will resume for group A on the Friday. Thank you for your co-operation.
  • Cold weather – Please send in named hats and gloves for when the weather is cold.
  • Friends of the ACE Centre – There will be a meeting in the Rainbow Room on the 6th of February at 9.15am. Please come along for a hot drink, we would love to hear your ideas for future fundraising and on re-building the ‘Friends of the ACE Centre’.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We look forward to seeing you all next week.

Best wishes,

Zoe Wakefield.